Review: Nicholas Daniel and Charles Owen, Ryedale Festival, July 2014

Sunday 6th found us at the Sam Wanamaker theatre for a concert featuring the baroque oboe, and the following Sunday featured a modern oboe in an equally remarkable setting, the Saloon at Duncombe Park, the stately home on the fringes of Helmsley in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The oboe being played here was, as […]

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Nicholas Daniel and the Carducci Quartet – CD review (Planet Hugill)

‘A finely crafted performance from Nicholas Daniel and from the Carducci Quartet….Berkeley’s Oboe Quintet is certainly a highly valuable addition to the repertoire.’ Into the Ravine: Nicholas Daniel and the Carducci String Quartet; Signum Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 17 2014 Star rating: 3.0 Well wrought new music for oboe and string quartet, originally premiered at the Presteigne Festival. This […]

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Nicholas Daniel and the Carducci Quartet – CD reviews from Sinfini, Gramophone Magazine, The Strad)

Into the Ravine – works for String Quintet and Oboe Quintet by Michael Berkley, John McCabe and Adrian Williams (Signum Classics SIG CD350) ‘The rounded fullness of Nicholas Daniel’s oboe tone, combined with powerful, beautifully focused playing from the Carducci Quartet’                             […]

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Nicholas Daniel and the Carducci Quartet – new CD release (Classical Reviewer)

A new release from Signum Classics www.signumrecords.com entitled Into the Ravine features the Carducci String Quartet and Nicholas Daniel in chamber works by three British composers, Michael Berkeley, John McCabe and Adrian Williams. “This is a wonderful, intensely passionate work superbly played by these musicians….This is a highly desirable disc that I will return to again and […]

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Review of Thea Musgrave: Chamber works for oboe (Harmonia Mundi), Classics Today, May 2013

Nicholas Daniel is an amazing artist, with a sweet tone, even throughout its range, limitless breath control, and an amazing dynamic range. He can play at a genuine pianissimo, even at the very top of his register.

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